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Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Someplace
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Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Someplace
I still remember seeing this band during Sled Island a few years back, and they just blew my freaking mind. They’re back with a new album this year – Dirt – due out March 23rd. Check out the debut single from the album, titled Someplace, above. Definitely staying in their lane, ...
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Preoccupations – Espionage
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Preoccupations – Espionage
It’s been a while since they’ve been known as Viet Cong, but Calgary’s Preoccupations are back with their second album under their second name, entitled New Material. Check out the official audio stream for the single Espionage above. As daring and experimental as ever, with a j...
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Top Seven Edmonton Bands Of 2017
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Top Seven Edmonton Bands Of 2017
My good friends at Gig City asked me to write another year-end piece. To read my picks of Edmonton’s best bands of 2017, click here.
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Hawkeyes – Atom Heart Motherfuckers Never Learn
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Hawkeyes – Atom Heart Motherfuckers Never Learn
Here’s another killer track, from a band called Hawkeyes. A little instrumental psych doom for your Friday night listening pleasure. And by a little I mean an epic twelve minutes. The Ontario band has a five-track split EP coming out this month with Saskatoon’s Radiation Flowers, who ...
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Cults – Offering
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Cults – Offering
I fell in love with this band way back in 2011, when their song Abducted was my favorite song of the whole damned year. I remember raving about them to anyone and everyone, I think I even posted something on Gig City at the time. Can’t find it over in those archives, though. At any [...]
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Deep Dark Woods – Drifting On A Summer’s Night
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Deep Dark Woods – Drifting On A Summer’s Night
As if DDW couldn’t get *any* cooler, here comes a slight tweak, a twist if you will, a turn, to their sound … ” … a direction away from the swirling jams on previous releases towards a darker, stranger tenor”. Ooooohhhhh, and he/they aren’t wrong. Nope. Not in ...
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Matthew Logan Vasquez – Fatherhood
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While Delta Spirit is not officially broken up, they’re just not a going concern at this very moment, vocalist/guitarist Matthew Logan Vasquez started penning some songs last year, and realized they weren’t really Delta Spirit songs anyway … but much more personal ones. And thus...
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Diet Cig – Barf Day
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Diet Cig – Barf Day
Pop-punk duo Diet Cig from New York just released their newest music video, for “Barf Day”. Fun story, the pair met whilst vocalist/guitarist Alex Luciano needed a lighter and interrupted drummer Noah Bowman during a set. She didn’t get the lighter, she got a wine instead. But h...
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Jason Loewenstein – Hey Hey
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Jason Loewenstein – Hey Hey
Man, I love the groovy howling guitar in this new track from Jason Loewenstein, called “Hey Hey”. His newest effort, Spooky Action, is also out on June 16th. Great month for new albums, apparently. Oh hell, when isn’t a good month for new albums. Actually. December. December is ...
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Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
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Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
Innocently came across this on Youtube this morning whilst listening to some other materiels. Amazing little song by Mssr. Morby, a singer-songwriter out of Lubbock, Texas. Used to be the bassist for the noise-folk group Woods, who I’m sure I’ve told you about before. Well, if not you...
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Olive And the Pitz – East Bumblefuck
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Olive And the Pitz – East Bumblefuck
East Bumblefuck. The name of a fictional town. The name of a song. The state of my life. One. Or all. What a fucked up week it’s been. With all due respect to my friends from the USA, ummm, what the hell were you thinking. Seriously. Olive And the Pitz are from northern New Jersey, [...]
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Cameron AG – Walk Your Line
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Cameron AG – Walk Your Line
Oxford, UK musician Cameron AG released his newest single Walk Your Line back in September. A song “about letting people down … trying to do the right thing and getting it completely wrong”, it’ll appear on his EP called Homeward Bound due out this fall. Intensely beautiful indie rock with emotio...
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The Sumner Brothers – Ant Song / In Town Friday
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A weird and quirky video from our good friends The Sumner Brothers out of Vancouver, one of my favorite west coast folk-rock projects right now. You know how it is – there’s this ant – and he gets infected with this weird fungus – and his head explodes – and then the whole colony gets [...]
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Jeen – Modern Life (Electrified) / New Album Out November 4
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Jeen – Modern Life (Electrified) / New Album Out November 4
I talked about Ontario’s Jeen in 2014 with her single Buena Vista; and then again last year with Remedy. Now here are in 2016 and I’m talking about her again. She’s got two recent singles out, both barn-busting stormbursters. Modern Life (Electrified) was released about a month ago. It’s a track ...
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